A key feature of Avalon College's success is that students are living and learning in an English speaking environment. Students are required to speak English at all times, 7 days a week, except for between 5.00pm and 6.00pm when they are welcome to speak their own language. Students quickly develop their English skills in this environment as they practise English all day every day. This is also helped by having a mix of nationalities and whenever possible by mixing students from different countries in the bedrooms, at the dining room tables, when choosing groups in classes and during activity sessions.